The Corpus Christi Police Department responded to 942 calls for service and generated 225 reports for formal criminal complaints from 7:00 a.m. May 11 to 7:00 a.m. on May 12, 2016. These are samples of the criminal complaints filed by the Corpus Christi Police for that time period.
Date: 5/11/2016 1:35 PM
Location: 1100 Cornerstone Drive
P.C. 31.03 Class B Misdemeanor
Case Number: 1605110104
A 66 year old female called Corpus Christi Police after she discovered someone stole a package she was expecting from the front porch of her home located in the 1100 block of Cornerstone Drive.
The female told Officers she was expecting Federal Express to deliver a package. When it did not arrive, she went to check the video security system that records the outside of her home. The women was able to see that the package was delivered just before 10 AM and then an hour later a car drove up and a female walked up to the front door, picked up the package and then walked back to the waiting car.
The suspect vehicle was a small black two door car and the suspect was described as a white female with blonde hair. She was last seen wearing a black short sleeve shirt and khaki shorts.
At this time the female suspect has not been identified.
Date: 5/11/2016 2:20 PM
Location: 5600 Saratoga Boulevard
P.C. 29.03 First Degree Felony
Case Number: 1605110096
Store employees at a business, located at 5626 Saratoga Boulevard, called Corpus Christi Police after they confronted two suspects about shoplifting and one of them pulled out a knife and threatened an employee.
The employee told Officers that he had observed two males stealing merchandise. When the two tried to walk out of the store without paying for the items, they were confronted outside in the parking lot.
One of the men pulled out a knife and threatened a store employee. When the employee backed off, the two men got into a 2002 Oldsmobile sedan. As they were pulling out of the parking space they attempted to run over the store employee with their vehicle. The employee was slightly injured with bumps and bruises while trying to get out of the way of the vehicle.
The suspect vehicle then exited the parking lot.
Officers were able to obtain a license plate of the suspect vehicle, however, at this time they have not located the two suspects.
Officers are also investigating whether these two suspects were involved in a theft case at the Target Store, located in Moore Plaza, earlier in the day.
Date: 5/11/2016 2:10 PM
Location: 100 Wellwood Street
P.C. 22.01 Third Degree Felony
Case Number: 1605110095
A female texted her neighbor asking her to call Corpus Christi Police after her husband got violent with her over some social media posts she had made earlier in the day.
A 31 year old female said she and her husband were having an argument over Facebook postings on her account. The argument escalated to the point that the female texted her neighbor to call police.
When Officers arrived the female heard them knocking on the front door and at that moment her husband grabbed her by the neck and pushed her against the wall. He then covered her mouth with one hand and tried to choke her.
As Officers continued to knock on the door, the man took her to a back bedroom and pushed her on the bed, got on top of her and placed a pillow over her head, in another attempt to keep her from calling out. When he realized the Officers were not leaving, he eventually got off of her and went to the front door to open it.
Officers arrested the husband, Gilbert Lopez (10/13/1986), for felony assault and unlawful restraint.
The female was not seriously injured.
Search the website Crimereports.com to research all reported criminal activity in Corpus Christi. Anyone who knows any additional information about these crimes should contact the Corpus Christi Police Department at 886-2840. Information about unsolved crimes may be provided to investigators anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or online at 888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.